Unstoppable Forces and Immovable Objects - Old School Is Cool!
By Vincent Ferrari
It’s understood in the wrestling business that, as your career begins its downturn, it’s time to start “paying back” and bringing up younger talent the way you were brought up as well. In the business it’s called “putting over,” meaning you put your ego aside and give the nod to an up-and-comer. This gives them their time in theson and helps keep the business going.
Walking into a “Stairway to Janice” match with the Monster Abyss is something most wrestlers would try to avoid, but not Bram. The somewhat psychotic Brit took his opponent to the limit with a series of sadistic maneuvers, but perhaps most importantly went through physical hell to get the victory. Donning traditional wrestling attire, Bram speared a barbed wire table, cutting his back. He was later slammed in to thumb tacks, yet he still won. Respect for the Brit have to be at an all time high and he’s deserving of this award this week.
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose repaid the faith showed in them by the bookers at WWE by putting on the match of the week from the main event slot of Raw this week courtesy of their typically fast-paced and erratic styles. With Kane thrown in the mix to keep things interesting as both stars recovered from their often painful looking spots, the match effortlessly took us to the very close of the WWE’s biggest weekly show and inevitably landed it the Match of the Week once Rollins curb-stomped Ambrose out of the WWE to truly send a message. A very good TV match that elevated both.
By Vincent Ferrari
Last week’s episode of Impact was pretty solid, as most of them have been this summer. Now the question is can they keep that momentum going again? On the heels of some excellent news (namely that TNA will stayon Spike in the US at least until the end of the year), it’s time to dive into this week’s episode, which just so happens to be Hardcore Justice 2014. Woohoo! Here we go with a somewhat more condensed recap than I usually do…
By Rodney Remo
In the wake of The Biggest Party of the Summer, post-match turmoil ran rabid all over SmackDown. Five days after losing to Roman Reigns at SummerSlam, Randy Orton opened SmackDown, explaining that one battle would not define the war for him or his black-clad adversary. The Viper also made it clear that he had reemerged with new focus, ready to extract retribution from Reigns, respect from the WWE Universe and make “collateral damage” out of Rob Van Dam in his imminent SmackDown collision.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: 10 Movies Over 10 Years
By Joseph Wade
If it wasn’t for Wrestlemania XXX being one of the best all round pay per views I’ve ever seen, then this year’s Summerslam would be the surefire pay per view of the year. Yes, it was that good! From the pre-show to the main event, every performer delivered, the booking was perfect, and the fans were left happy. It was, for all intents and purposes, a truly great pay per view.